Pregnancy Outcome Expectancy

The 10-item Pregnancy Outcome Expectancy measure assesses women's self-reported judgments of the likely consequences of pregnancy. This scale has been validated in the U.S. among HIV-positive women.


ITEMS:

If I had a baby,
1. I would leave a bit of myself behind in this world.
2. I would be really happy.
3. I would have less time to take care of my health.
4. The baby would not be HIV sero-positive.
5. I would feel like I made a really big mistake.
6. It would bring me and my partner closer together.
7. It would make me less lonely.
8. My parents would have to take care of it.
9. My parents would not be supportive.
10. I would have to give it up for foster care.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Murphy, D. A., Mann, T., O'Keefe, Z., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (1998). Number of pregnancies, outcome expectancies, and social norms among HIV-infected young women. Health Psychology, 17(5), 470-475. https://doi.org/10.1037//0278-6133.17.5.470

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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